Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Good Girls Lie by J.T. Ellison, Mira, December 31, 2019
J.T.Ellison, author of “Good Girls Lie” has written an intense, intriguing, captivating, suspenseful and chilling novel. The Genres for this novel are Psychological Thriller, Thriller, Mystery and Suspense, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, dysfunctional, and pathological. There are betrayals, lies, deep, dark secrets, bullying, and murder. The story takes place mostly in an elite private boarding school.
Goode Private Boarding School is an elite and prestigious boarding school for girls. The grounds and buildings have provided stories of heinous crimes in the past. There are tunnels and many floors in the school where the rooms are mostly modernized. The seniors have the most power, and there are secret clubs or sororities. Some of these clubs have horrible rituals. There is troublesome bullying that goes on.
Ash, is a new student coming from England to the United States to attend Goode School. Ash has lost both of her parents in tragic circumstances and wants to start fresh at school. Her goals include going on to Harvard. Not all that seems to meet the eye is a true picture of what is going on. Ash has many secrets, and she seems so have a way of irritating people. As a matter of fact, since Ash is at the school there seems to be some trouble.
There are strange things that are going on at the school, and different groups of girls seem to have a way of overlooking the honor and rules of the elite institution. Ash meets Becca, one of the seniors that are very powerful at the school. Ash tries to keep a low profile, but it is difficult when murder becomes involved.
I would recommend this chilling thrilling novel to those readers who enjoy a horrifying and thought-provoking read.